Each year, the Muhammad Ali Center and Metro United Way partner to host “The Greatest Give Back,” a day of service honoring The Greatest and Louisville’s own humanitarian legend, Muhammad Ali. The Greatest Give Back is a signature event of the annual Ali Festival, a weeklong celebration that marks the anniversary of the passing of The People’s Champ. In honor of Ali’s legacy of humanitarianism, volunteers engage in service projects throughout the day, fulfilling Ali’s lifelong commitment to service to others and demonstrating that Louisville is a truly compassionate city.

Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2024, for the 5th Annual Greatest Give Back as we work together to TKO the need in our community! This year, 500 community volunteers will work in two shifts to assemble 2,500 backpacks filled with school supplies and 2,500 Hygiene Kits. Together, we can make sure that local students have the tools they need to have a successful year and that our neighbors have the supplies needed for their personal care.

The Greatest Give Back is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers of all ages, families, companies, and groups to contribute to our community’s well-being while honoring the legacy of the Greatest of All Time. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities and provide all necessary materials and training. Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or new to community service, The Greatest Give Back is a fantastic way to get involved and make a difference in the lives of others. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to honor the legacy of Muhammad Ali and make a positive impact in our community. Sign up today, and help shake up the world!

  • The Greatest

    Thursday, June 6

    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Help fill 2,500 Back to School Backpacks

    Project full

  • The Greatest Confidence

    Thursday, June 6

    2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    Help assemble 2,500 Personal Hygiene Kits

    Project full

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Look Back at Past Events

During The Ali Festival in 2023, volunteers gathered for The Greatest Give Back at the Muhammad Ali Center to celebrate The Champ’s legacy of service. Hundreds of volunteers came together to help 4,400 families in need! This is how we Live United! On Thursday, June 8, 2023, the fourth annual Greatest Give Back took place at the Muhammad Ali Center as part of the annual Ali Festival, which celebrates Muhammad’s legacy and love for Louisville. We came together in service to “TKO the need” in our community with our Time, Kindness, and Offering! Volunteers at The Greatest Give Back worked in two shifts to create and assemble 2,200 back to school backpacks and 2,200 healthy snack kits that were then distributed to local nonprofit agencies across our seven-county service region in Kentucky and Southern Indiana – giving the greatest gift of all – service to others.



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